Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fall Into Reading List

It's time!! Katrina is hosting another challenge. It really is a blog-community highlight for me. I'm much busier now than I have been for her other challenges, but I still am hoping to get around to read the other entrant's lists. It's one of my favorite blogging community events! I have been out of town since Friday, so I feel like I'm coming late to the party, but you can still join in through Wednesday (to be eligible for the prizes). I did not have the energy to format all the links, but you can use this link to open up a new window at so that you can check out any titles that interest you.

The following is a mix of books that I am reading purely by personal choice, as a reviewer for my weekly column at 5 Minutes for Mom (check in every Monday for reviews and giveaways of fiction, parenting, marriage, women's interest and more). I am also trying to finish up two challenges, so some of these books carry over from Semicolon's Saturday Review of Books
Challenge and A Life in Book's Armchair Traveler Challenge.

This list is HUGE. However, with my reviewing responsibility for 5 Minutes for Mom, I am reading a lot more, and I think I read a lot more quickly as well. I imagine that I will read most, but not all of these books, and will probably end up reading some titles that are not on this list, specifically review titles that really interest me and come up. I had only started my column two-thirds into the Spring Reading Challenge, and I reported reading so much more than I ever thought I would in my wrap up post.


Dangerous Admissions by Jane O'Connor
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen**
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler
Sisterchicks in Gondolas by Robin Jones Gunn*
The Dead Whisper On by T.L. Hines
A Proper Pursuit by Lynn Austin
Pilgrims by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
A Shadow of Treason by Tricia Goyer
The Cure by Athol Dickson
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini**

Every Woman's Marriage by Shannon Ethridge
The Ten Minute Marriage Principle by Douglas Weiss
Finding Ever After by Robert S. Paul (in progress and loving it)
The DNA of Relationships by Gary Smalley

Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas
Screamfree Parenting by Hal Runkel (just started this one--LOVE it and NEED it)
My Life, Unscripted by Tricia Goyer
Math Doesn't Suck by Danica McKellar
Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman's Battle by Shannon Ethridge
What your Daughter Isn't Telling You by Susie Shellenberger
Confessions of an Irritable Mother by Karen Hossink

Other Nonfiction:
Mosaic by Amy Grant
A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary*
The Complete Book of Aunts by Rupert Christiansen
A Fish on a Bicycle by Robert McManus (it's been in progress for a while, and I want to finish)
Margin by Richard Swensen (which I think was on an earlier list--I want to get to this one)
The Art of Civilized Conversation*

With Amanda:
I'd like to finish reading Little Women aloud. It's quite a hefty tome, but we are both enjoying it, so hopefully I'll give it more attention and finish well before the end of Fall.

Other Kid Stuff:
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

*I am editing this Monday to morning to say that these are titles from unfinished challenges that I might not honestly get to.
**These are challenge titles that I am going to try to read, because I want to.



I really enjoyed Little Women as a teenager. I want to read this again.

Dianne said...

That is a pretty ambitious list. I always enjoy seeing what others like to read and I always end up with good suggestions from your list.

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

What a great list ... I need to see if my library has Beverly Cleary's autobiography. I think I would enjoy that!

Tammy said...

Oh Jennifer...honestly, your list has so many books that I would love to read- or already have! I just saw The Girl from Yamhill in th library this week and thought it looked interesting...hadn't heard of Mosaic...and when I completely forgot the Jane Austin Book Club! Maybe for the Spring challenge!
The books on the non-fiction list look great, too!

So glad you can relax and read that final Mitford book now that we know there's more coming! :)
Happy Reading!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Wow! You really have a challenge ahead of you. I"m interested in how you like the Jane Austen book club. As much as I love Jane Austen books, I just could not get into the Bookclub book and I never finished it.

Much luck!

Katrina said...

Oh, that is a very long and impressive list! There are several on there that look very enticing (The Cure, The Dead Whisper On, A Girl from Yamhill, etc.). You're certainly excused if you don't manage to finish every single book on your list -- there's no way I could read that many in three months!

Lana G! said...

Great Big List! Enjoy!

Kathy in WA said...

Jennifer - thanks for stopping by the blog. I love hearing from other moms. Your list is quite impressive. :)

Yes, we're in Washington state. How did you go from Portland to CT? We lived in Connecticut when we were first married (Stamford). It was fun being so close to New York although we were dirt poor. Ha! Loved looking at all the beautiful homes in Greenwich and Darien.

I'll have to go check out your book reviews.

Duckabush Blog

Susanne said...

What you're daughter isn't tellin you really caught my eye.

Your list amazes me. You must be able to speed read.

Nise' said...

Great list. I saw "What You're Daughter Isn't Telling You" at the bookstore and thought where was this when I needed it 10 years ago! Happy Reading.

Stephanie said...

Wow! That is quite a list!

twiga92 said...

DNA of Relationships I thought was pretty good. I also liked Margin. Enjoy!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

We do have several books in common! I enjoyed Sense and Sensibility. I hope you will too. I have never read Little Women. Perhaps after I finish my Jane Austen kick, I will give it a try!

Leah in Iowa said...

From the looks of your list (which is great, by the way), it would seem you are an avid and speedy reader! I would like to read some of your choices in the future, and will look forward to reading some of your reviews! Best wishes from one homeschooler to another! =)

Michelle said...

OH I so want to read the Jane Austen Book club..I guess I'm adding that to the list!!!!Thanks for the blog visit ;0 and one of these days I will blog about these recipes that I want to try!!!Have a great day ;0

TaunaLen said...

Love your list, though it's much more ambitious than mine. Thanks for stopping by!


Joyful Days said...

Wow! What a list! Looking forward to reading your reviews.

Stephanie said...

Hi Jennifer! Thanks for stopping by my blog...and YES! It is THE Hugh Laurie from House! I was browsing books at Borders and saw the name. I HAD to have it after that!

Just Mom said...

Wow! Such a fantastic reading list.

Thanks for stopping by my blogs.

Deena said...

I absolutely love your list...what variety!! And I'm curious about some of the titles listed, like the new one by Danika McKellar...looking forward to reviews:-)

I think it ROCKS that you review on 5 Minutes for Mom, BTW!!

Much Ado said...

You always have such great lists for these challenges....I am taking note of quite a few books here!